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Recent Posts By Rachel Stein
A quick reminder: If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving time, it begins Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to turn your clock forward one hour—and start enjoying that extra daylight! Fearing the lost hour of sleep? Get tips for becoming a morning person.
Do you find half-filled cups, glasses, and mugs throughout your house at the end of each day? If the kitchen clutter is driving you up the wall, consider creating a designated spot for the not-quite-empty vessels. By choosing one table or counter where everyone can put their beverages that they have every good intention of eventually finishing, you create a […]
Feel like #selfies are taking over social media (and in turn, the world)? Rest assured that the self-portraits only account for 3-5 percent of images on all of Instagram—and, not so surprisingly, are mostly taken by women in their early-to-mid 20s. Another fun fact: The average degree of head tilt is 50 percent higher for women than for men. The […]
The superfluous contents of your purse may be a running joke at this point—even we Real Simple staffers giggled at our over-stuffing—but a too-heavy bag is no laughing matter. If you find yourself toting around everything from makeup to gym shoes to heavy electronics, remember that the extra weight can lead to neck and shoulder pain. Consider this advice from Heidi Prather, […]
Mardi Gras—also known as Fat Tuesday—is tomorrow, March 4. In the mood to celebrate? Try these easy recipes inspired by New Orleans, Cajun, and creole cuisine. Cajun Chicken and Rice Slow-Cooker White Bean Soup With Andouille and Collards Shrimp and Sausage With Saffron Rice Tilapia Po’ Boys Cajun Fish With Cabbage and Bacon Sauté Pasta with Andouille, Peppers, and Tomatoes […]
We all deal with sentimental clutter: A broken memento from a loved one; your now-grown child’s toy that’s been gathering dust for years; or even a well-intentioned gift that you never use, but feel guilty for giving away. It can be hard to get rid of such beloved items—but when you feel it’s time to clean, organize, and purge your […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new look to its food nutritional labels for the first time since the 1990s. The goal is to help consumers make informed food choices by having manufactures label their foods as clearly as possible. The proposed change (which can be seen below), includes a fresh design, updated serving sizes and packing […]
Got an annoying craving that you just can’t shake? Try Tetris—yes, the old-school video game with the blocks. A study published in Appetite and reported by The Atlantic found that participants who reported levels of “reasonably high” cravings for things such as food, drink, caffeine, or nicotine reduced their longings by about 24 percent by playing Tetris for just three […]
Today in food holidays, February 26 is National Pistachio Day! Native to the Middle East, pistachios have a naturally tan shell (those with red shells have been artificially dyed) and a pale green nut that’s high in calcium. The green color is the result of chlorophyll that develops as the seeds grow. When buying unshelled pistachios, avoid those with fully closed […]